Marion Dempsey Burch, 88, of Orange died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Monday, July 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange on Aug. 18, 1921, Marion was the son of Gertie J. (Rosenbaum) and Mark T. Burch. He was a past member of the Cove ISD school board, a member of Cove Baptist Church, and he served in the Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertie and Mark; sisters, Myrtie Michael and Blanch Titus; and first wife, Louise Burch.

Marion is survived by his wife, Idafaye Burch; son, James Burch and his wife, Beverly of Grenada, Miss.; grandchildren, James Robert and Mike Burch; great-grandchildren Anthony and Jeremy Burch, Steve and Richard Bowers; five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Dennis Burch and his wife, Ruby.